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1 ABRAHAMS , Peter Mine Boy , 1st Faber printing in dj
Faber and Faber, 1954, 
ABRAHAMS , Peter. Mine Boy , L : Faber and Faber Ltd (1954). First published in this edition mnmxliv. Pp 252 , turquoise cloth. Cocked tape marks on cover, bookplate, name, edges slightly smudged, else vg in dj (one-inch tear to dj flap) 30.00

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2 ABULAFIA, David Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus. First Edition in dustjacket
Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, ISBN:9780300125825 
ABULAFIA, David. The Discovery of Mankind : Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus. New Haven and London : Yale University Press, (2008). First Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-xxvi,(6),[3]-379,(7). First Printing. Maps in the text. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. David Abulafia, FSA, FRHistS, FBA (b. December 12, 1949, Twickenham, London). "The first landings in the Atlantic World heralded striking and often terrifying impressions of peoples entirely isolated from the explorer's continents, customs and religions. From the first recorded encounters with the native inhabitants of the Canary Islands in 1341, to Columbus's explorations in 1492 and Cabral's discovery of Brazil in 1500, western Europeans struggled to make sense of the existence of the peoples they met. Were they Adam's children, of a common lineage with the peoples of the Old World, or were they a separate creation, the monstrous races of medieval legend? Should they govern themselves? Did theyhave the right to be free? Did they know God? Could they know God? Emphasi zing contact between peoples rather than the discovery of lands, and using archaeological findings as well as eyewitness accounts, David Abulafia explores the social lives of the inhabitants, the motivations and tensions of the first transactions and the swift transmutation of wonder to vicious exploitation. Lucid, readable, and scrupulous, this is a work of humane engagement with a period in which a tragically violent standard was set for European conquest across the world." - from the dj. Preface; Part I. Mental Horizons : The peoples, Islands and Shores of the Imagination. 1. Finding peoplefrom other Worlds 2. Wild men and wanderers 3. Images of Asia. Part II. Ea stern Horizons : The Peoples, Islands and Shores of the Eastern Atlantic. 4. Innocence and Wildness in the Canary Islands, 1341-1400; 5. The Canary Islanders, 1341-1496; 6. Rights of Dominion, 1341-1496; 7. Quarrelsome Conquerors, 1402-44; 8. Gold and Slaves, 1444-96.- Part III. Western Horizons : The Peoples, Islands and Shores of the Eestern Atlantic. 9. From the Old Canaries to the New Canaries, 1492 -- 10. Tai´nos and Caribs -- 11. Turtles, Shamans and Snorting Tubes -- 12. Cuba = Cipangu = Japan, 1492; 13. La Navidad, 1492-3 -- 14. First News of the New World, 1493 -- 15. Into the Caribbean, 1493-4 -- 16. Misrule in Hispaniola, 1494-6 -- 17. The Project Unravels, 1497-8 -- 18. Columbus Eclipsed, 1498-1506 -- Part IV. Southern Horizons : The Peoples and Shores of Atlantic South America. 19. Vespucci's Tabloid Journalism, 1497-1504 -- 20. The Land of the Holy Cross, 1500; 21. The Realm of King Arosca, 1505 -- 22. A Compulsory Voluntary 'Requirement', 1511-20. Conclusion: The Renaissance Discovery of Man. With glossary, notes, bibliography and index. Very good in dustjacket. As new. 25.00

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3 ABULAFIA, David, ed. Mediterranean in History. First American Edition in dustjacket.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2003, ISBN:0892367253 
ABULAFIA, David, ed. The Mediterranean in History. Edited by David Abulafia. Texts by David Abulafia, Oliver Rackham, Marlene Suano, Mario Torelli, Geoffrey Rickman, John Pryor, Michel Balard, Molly Greene, Jeremy Black. Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, (2003). First US Printing. Pp. (4),[5]-320. With 161 colour and 147 black-and-white illustrations. Large 8vo, bluecloth with gilt lettering to spine. "For over four thousand years the Medi terranean was the center of Western civilization. Geographically, it is a world in miniature, an inland sea whose shores encompass every type of terrain and climate -- barren deserts, fertile plains, snow-capped mountains, peninsulas, islands, and separate minor seas with distinct characters of their own. Historically, it has been the meeting place of the cultures of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the battleground of races and nations, and the focus of three great religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The distinguished Mediterranean scholar David Abulafia has brought together a team of eightleading specialists from many countries to tell this enthralling and compl ex story as a connected narrative: from a description of the physical setting, the prehistoric traders, and the struggle between Phoenicians, Greeks, and Etruscans ending in Roman victory, to a discussion of the post-Roman nations, the Christian powers in the north, the Islamic powers in the south, the domination by England and France, and, finally, the twentieth century, divided between war and mass tourism. This richly illustrated book offers contemporary historical writing at its best and will engage specialists, students, and general readers alike." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. "Thephysical setting" (Oliver Rackham); 2. "The first trading empires: prehist ory to c.1000 BC" (Marlene Suano); 3. "The battle for the sea routes: 1000-300 BC" (Mario Torelli); 4. "The creation of Mare Nostrum: 300 BC - 500 AD"(Geoffrey Rickman); 5. "The Mediterranean breaks up: 500-1000" (John Pryor ); 6. "A Christian Mediterranean: 1000-1500" (Michel Balard); 7. "ResurgentIslam: 1500-1700" (Molly Greene); 8. "The Mediterranean as a battleground of the European powers: 1700-1900" (Jeremy Black); 9. "A globalized Mediterranean: 1900-2000" (David Abulafia). Very good in crisp dustjacket. Due to the weight of this book, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover postage on international orders. 32.50

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4 African Art) Bollingen Series XXXII RADIN, Paul (ed.) MARVEL, Elinore African Folktales & Sculpture : Folktales selected and edited by Paul Radinwith the collaboration of Elinore Marvel. 2nd ed 2nd pr
Pantheon Books, 1966, 
(African Art). African Folktales & Sculpture. Folktales selected and editedby Paul Radin with the collaboration of Elinore Marvel. (New York) : Panth eon Books, (October, 1966). Pp. 357. Frontis + one folding map + 187 black & white plates at rear. 4to, off-white cloth covered boards with small giltand black decoration to front, black cloth spine, gilt lettering, top edge orange. Bollingen Series XXXII. ""This volume offers a representative coll ection of native African myths and folktales accompanied by selected examples of the plastic art stemming from the same culture. In assembling these narratives from the unwritten literature of this area, Dr. Radin has drawn upon the so-called true Negro tribes of west Agfrica, the Bantu-speaking tribes of central, east, and south Africa, the half-Hamites of the Nile headwaters, and the Bushmen and Hottentots of the extreme south and south-west. Dr. Radin emphasizes that theirs is possibly the most sophisticated of all aboriginal literatures, though it has not become so well known as the sculpture of native Africa, which during the past fifty years has so strongly influenced the art of the contemporary western world." Faint orange smudge to front cloth, else vg. 70.00

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5 AGAR-HAMILTON, J.A.I. Native Policy of the Voortrekkers 1836-1858 : An Essay in the History of the Interior of South Africa – 1836-1858.
Maskew Miller Limited, Cape Town : Maskew Miller Limited,, 1928, 
AGAR-HAMILTON, J.A.I. The Native Policy of the Voortrekkers 1836-1858 : An Essay in the History of the Interior of South Africa – 1836-1858. Cape Town: Maskew Miller Limited, n.d. [1928?]. Pp (2),[i]-xix,(1),1-228,(2),+ fold ing map. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, black lettering to front board and spine. Contents : 1. Preliminaries of the Great Trek. 2. On Trek. 3. The Republic of Natal. 4. Early Days in the Transvaal Territory. 5. The Beginning of theSouth African Republic. 6. The Missionaries. 7. The Controversy - I. The R epublic, the Tribes and the Missionaries. 8. The Controversy – II. The Farmer and the Native. 9. Labour and Slavery – I. The Question of Apprenticeship. 10. Labour and Slavery – II. The labour Tax. Appendix I. Livingstone theGun-Runner. Appendix II. The Anti-Slavery Agitation of 1868 and 1869. Appe ndix III. Apprenticeship in Operation. Cocked, light wear to spine ends, corners bumped, inner hinges cracked, name, else good in worn, torn, browned dustjacket. 35.00

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6 AGNEW, Swanzie, and Michael STUBBS (eds.). Malawi in Maps.
University of London Press Ltd, London, 1972, ISBN:0340117680 
AGNEW, Swanzie, and Michael STUBBS (eds.). Malawi in Maps. (London) : University of London Press Ltd, (1972). Pp [1]-143,(1). Maps. Folio [8 by 13 inches], illustrated red and white glossy paper covered boards. “The 1966 Population Census was the first census to be carried out with a comprehensive demarcation of enumeration areas, and the final report, which appeared in 1968, included a brief summary of the data obtained in terms of the total population; geographic distribution and density; and sex; racial and ethnic composition; languages spoken; economic characteristics; and population outside Malawi. Since most of this material, particularly the demographic, economic and social aspects of the population structure now appears in map form for the first time, Malawi in Maps assumes the significance of a national atlas, at least in content it not in presentation.” - from the Introduction (p. 11). Rubbed, name, else very good. 30.00

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7 AHMAD, Muslehuddin Tale of the First Private University of Bangladesh - North South University- (Genesis - Establishment - Rise and Thereafter) : Recommendations for Re forms of the Sector. 1st ed in dj
Academic Press and Publishers Limited, Dhaka, 2004, ISBN:9840801848 
AHMAD, Muslehuddin. The Tale of the First Private University of Bangladesh - North South University - (Genesis - Establishment - Rise and Thereafter) : Recommendations for Reforms of the Sector. Dhaka : Academic Press and Publishers Limited, (February 2004). First Edition. Pp (8),iii-x,1-155,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth spine, black paper covered boards. Contents : Chapter I - 1. Emergence of the idea of a Private University in Bangladesh. 2, The name "North South University (NSU). 3. International Advisory Board.4. Collection of funds. 5. Foundation structure. 6. The process of governm ent permission. 7. The private University Act. 8. Establishment of The First Private University. 9. NSU Takes off. 10. NSU's Formal Opening ceremony. 11. Foundation Politics and Election of a Chairperson. 12. Policy Making. 13. Admission & Standard of Education. 14. President or Vice- chancellor? 15. NSU's first convocation. 16. Academic Collaboration with Foreign Universitiesn. 17. Visit to South Africa-meeting with Nelson Mandela. 18. Meeting of International Advisory Board at Harvard. 19. Meeting at Oxford University. 20. Award of "Poet Sarojini Naidu Gold Medal" 21. Admission Problem. 22. Governance & Management. 23. Writ petition field against the Chancellor's order. 24. Rule was discharged and stay order vacated by the High Court. 25.New VC was appointed. 26. Comments on the system and proceddure of the Cou rt Case. 27. Degree Certificates issued. 28. Effect of Governance & Management crises on the University. 29. Did money make the University? 30. The founders of NSU. Chaper II : The Standard of Education in Private Universities Recommendations for reforms. 1. The Standard of Education in Private Universities-recommendations for reforms of the sector. 2. Private University Act needs to be amended. 3. Role of sponsors/Trustees in the Private Universities. 4. University funds and their controls. 5. Independent accreditationcouncil to be set up. 6. Is Government permission necessary to start a pri vate University? 7. Education Loan through banks and insurance companies. 8. Workd Bank Other Donors. 9. Private University system brought good effectin the higher education sector. 10. "No student politics" In private Unive rsities. 11. Teachers' Politics. 12. Election of VC & Deans. Chapter III. 1. Colleges should Be allowed to award Degrees. 2. School Education. Some wrinkling to pages, else very good in dustjacket (with flaps attached to inside covers). 40.00

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8 AIRTH, Rennie. Once a Spy. First Edition in dustjacket.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1981, ISBN:0224019023 
AIRTH, Rennie. Once a Spy. London: Jonathan Cape, (1981). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-245,(1). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Poor Sophy. She was pushed to her death from an eighth-storey window and they calledit suicide. Blaney remembered her from Berlin all those years ago -- that maniacal laugh of hers with the remorseless rhythm of a police siren. People were always reminding Blaney of something he already knew: he was not cutout to be a spy. That's why he'd left it all behind in the early 1960s and taken to selling people 'security' against a rising tide of armed crime. I t was currently his opinion that there was no such thing as security, just as there was no such thing as an ex-spy. Here he was, seventeen years later, with McIver breathing down his neck to discover why everyone connected with the Berlin operation was suddenly dropping dead. It was an interesting enough question, since Blaney had a fine chance of being next." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Uncommon. 100.00

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9 ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh Seaports South of Sahara : The Achievements of an American Steamship Service. US in dj
Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, 1959, 
ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh. Seaports South of Sahara : The Achievements of an American Steamship Service. With the Collaboration of Jennie B. Pope.[With a foreword by VIce Admiral Edward L. Cochrane]. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, (1959). Pp. (4),v-xii,1-316, frontis.+ 8 leaves of plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth. "This is the story of American maritime relations with South, East, and West Africa, where the unexpected has suddenly become the order of the day. It is there that the trade of the United States has increased at a faster rate during the past four decades than anywhere else in the world. In this book, intertwined with the broad aspects of African trade and national shipping policy, is the specific achievement of the Farrell shipping service in helping link them together. [...] Having visited the coasts of Africa all the way from Cape Town to Zanzibar and from the Canaries and the Guinea Coast to the Congo, [Albion] gives a colorful picture of all sorts of ports of call and exotic cargoes in the amazingcontrasts of Africa today. There is much about the ships, of course, and l ong sea run down the South Atlantic and into the gales ofthe Indian Ocean; but also about the actual workings of a steamship line -- a mystery to mostof us. We hear of the captains and crews, the stevedores and longshoremen, the agents and overseas representatives, and the New York headquarters all the way up to the two Farrell brothers." - from the dj. Very good in nicke d, price-clipped dust jacket. 35.00

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10 ALLADINA, Safder, and Viv EDWARDS (eds.). DALPHINIS, Morgan NAMIE, Yoshiko KHAN, Farhat Multilingualism in the British Isles. 2 : Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Longman, London and New York , 1991, ISBN:0582063655 
ALLADINA, Safder, and Viv EDWARDS (eds.). Multilingualism in the British Isles. 2 : Africa, the Middle East and Asia. London and New York : Longman, (1991). First Edition. Pp [i]-xii,[1]-278,(2). Map. Index. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. In the Longman Linguistics Library series. Contents : 1. Many people, many tongues (by Viv Edwards and Safder Alladina). Part one – West Africa and the Caribbean. 2. The West African speech communities (byMorgan Dalphinis). 3. The Afro-English Creole speech community (by Morgan Dalphinis). 4. The Kweyol speech community (by Hubisi Nwenmely). Part two: South Asia. 5. The Bengali speech community (by Jyoti Husain). 6. The Gujarati speech community (by Jagdish Dave). 7. The Hindi speech community (by Mahendra K. Verma). 8. The Punjabi speech community (by V. K. Mahandru). 9. The Urdu speech community (by Farhat Khan). 10. The Sri Lankan speech communities: The Sinhala speech community (by Lakshmi de Zoysa), The Tamil speech community (by Gnani Perinpanayagam). Part three: East Asia. 11. The Filipino speech community (by Amy Thompson). 12. The Japanese speech community (by Yoshiko Namie). 13. The Hong Kong Chinese speech community (by Lornita Yuen-Fan Wong). 14. The Singaporean and Malaysian speech communities (by Ronald Chan). 15. The Vietnamese Chinese speech community (by Lornita Yuen-FanWong). Part four: The Middle East. 16. The Farsi (Persian) speech communit y (by Shahla Taheri White). 17. The Hebrew speech community (by Judy Keiner). Back cover smudged, else very good. 30.00

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11 ALLEN, Glen. PACHAI, Bridglal RUSHDIE, Salman Smouldering race issue : Nova Scotia blacks seek school reform. An article on Bridglal Pachai in Maclean's : Canada's Weekly Newsmagazine, Vol. 102, No. 9, February 27, 1989
Maclean's, Willowdale, Ontario , 1989, 
ALLEN, Glen. “A smouldering race issue : Nova Scotia blacks seek school reform.” An article on Bridglal Pachai in Maclean's : Canada's Weekly Newsmagazine, Vol. 102, No. 9, February 27, 1989, p. 14. (Willowdale, Ontario : Maclean's, 1989). Pp [1]-56. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated stapled wrappers. Also, “Under the Gun : New Brunswick and Manitoba face increasing pressures to support the Meech lake Accord” (pp 10-12); “The 'Satanic' Furor” [cover story on Salman Rushdie] (pp 16-24); and more. Dr. Bridglal Pachai was bornin rural South Africa, grew up under apartheid, and came to Canada in 1975 on a Senior Killam Fellowship as a professor in the history department of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He later became executive director of the Black Cultural Centre and director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Association. Very good. For the whole issue 15.00

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12 Allied Countries - WW2). Canada and the United Nations. A Tribute to the United Nations by Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited
Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited, 1943, 
(Allied Countries - WW2). Canada and the United Nations. A Tribute to the United Nations by Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited. N.pl.: (Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited , 1943). Pp 1-20. Illustrated. 8vo, blue stapled card covers. “Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited, an all-Canadian Company, is happy to pres ent this booklet to our customers and friends as a tribute to the United Nations.” - from page one. This booklet has information on the allied countries participating in World War Two, including a brief summary of each country along with a picture of its flag and leader(s). The countries covered are Great Britain, Canada, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, United States, U.S.S.R., China, Netherlands, Norway, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Greece, Yugoslavia, France, Belgium, Mexico, Brazil, Iraq, Luxembourg, Denmark, Ethiopia, Philippines, Panama, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Bolivia, and Iran. Spine and edges worn, tears along half of spine, penned names, else good. 15.00

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13 ANDERSEN, Lis Mariners Library No.22 Lis Sails the Atlantic. First Mariners Library Edition in dustjacket.
Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953, 
ANDERSEN, Lis. Lis Sails the Atlantic. Illustrated. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953. First Mariners Library Printing. Pp. (6),7-191,(1), + 8 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. Map. Small 8vo, tan cloth with blue device to front board and blue lettering to spine. The Mariners Library No.22. "Lis Andersen was a little girl of eleven when her family set off from Copenhagen in the Monsunen, an old fishing ketch, and sailed a figure-of-eight across the Atlantic by way of Buenos Aires, Tristan da Cunha, Cape Town, theWest Indies, New York, and so home to Denmark again. She was a shrewd and observant child, and this book, written when she was twelve, is a fresh andlively account of the things she saw and enjoyed: for instance, they caugh t a shark, 'Then we hit it on the head until it was dead and cut it open tosee if it had eaten any sailors recently.' There is no less gusto in her d escription of her visit to Tristan, the whale-flensing in South Africa, andthe glories of Coney Island. The sea held few terrors for Lis, and althoug h she is the youngest author in the Mariners Library, she is far from beingthe least seamanlike." - from the dustjacket. Very good in lightly chipped , unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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14 ANTROBUS, E.S.A. (ed.) WERDMULLER, V.W. LEDNOR, M. DE JAGER, E.S.J. Witwatersrand Gold -- 100 Years : A review of the discovery and developmentof the Witwatersrand Goldfield as seen from the geological viewpoint. Firs t Standard Edition in dustjacket
Geological Society of South Africa, Johannesburg, 1986, ISBN:0620096632 
ANTROBUS, E.S.A. (ed.). Witwatersrand Gold -- 100 Years : A review of the discovery and development of the Witwatersrand Goldfield as seen from the geological viewpoint. (Johannesburg) : The Geological Society of South Africa, (1986). First Standard Edition. Pp (8),1-298,(2),+ 6 folding maps/plans. Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. 4to, bound in skivertex green (imitation leather), gilt lettering to front board and spine. Contents : I. Preamble (by E. S. A. Antrobus): Introduction; A Brief Summary; The Transvaal, 1856-1886; Early Prospecting for Gold; Eersteling—The First Mine; Mac Mac and Pilgrim's Rest; Barberton; Imperial and Metric Units; Acknowledgments. II. TheCentral Rand (by V. W. Werdmuller): The Discovery; Earlier Prospecting Act ivities; Gold Strikes Close to the Witwatersrand; Evolution of the Gold Laws; Events Following the Discovery; The Start of Actual Mining; Some Aspectsof 100 Years of Mining; Gross Production Figures; Evolution of Geological Concepts; After one Century of Gold Mining; Acknowledgements; Appendix I. Dorffel's Report on the Turf Club Borehole; Appendix II. The Rand Victoria Borehole. III. The West Rand Goldfield (by M. Lednor): Introduction; The Begiginning; The Industry Takes Off; Robinson, Rhodes, Barnato; Some Early Mines and Incidents on the West Rand; The Evolutittion of Geological Thought on the West Rand; Geology of the West Rand Goldfield; The Discovery of Western Areas, Cooke and Doornkop; The Mines—Historical Details; Summary of Production Trends for the West Rand Goldfield; Acknowledgements. IV. A. The East Rand Goldfield (by F. S. J. de Jager): Introduction; Summary History; Stratigraphy and General Geology; Contribution by Geology and Geologists; The Mines—Historical Details. B. The Soutn Rand Goldfield (by F. S. J. de Jager): Introduction; Geographical and Geological Extent of the Field; Structural Outline; Members of the Kimberley Conglomerate Formation; Mining; Exploratory Drilling; Gold Production. V. The Klerksdorp Goldfield (by K. M. Chapman, R.F. Tucker and R. J. Kidger): Introduction; The First Fifty Years; Gold Discovery; The First Ten Years of Gold; The GeoJogical Setting and the Reefs; The Anglo-Boer War; The Thirty Years after the War; The Gold Standard and Western Reefs; Strathmore and the Vaal Reef; Conclusion; Acknowledgements. VI. The West Wits Line (by C. J. Engelbrecht): Introduction; 1887-1932—The Early Days; 1932-1945 -- West Witwatersrand Areas; 1945-Present—Post World War II; Summary of Geology and Structure; The Water Problem; Gold Production; Acknowledgements. VII. The Orange Free State (Welkom) GoJdfield (by C. Greathead and J. Graadt van Roggen): Pioneer Years (1867-1932); The New Era (1932-1939); The War Years (91939-1945); Post-War Developments; Recent Years: Current Develoepments: Future Prospects; Development of Geological Understanding in the Weikom Goldfield; A Review of Operations at Western Holdings: 1947-1981; Potted Histories—Other Mines. VIII. The Evander Goldfield(by A. Leeb-Du Toit): Discovery; The Early Days; Gold Production; Generali sed Stratigraphy; Structural Geology; Looking Ahead. Waterstainins to bottom corner, covers flaring a bit, else good in edgeworn dustjacket. 180.00

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15 ARCHER, J.F. History of Staley, Radford & Co. Ltd. 1875-1975.
W. & J. Mackay Limited, Chatham , 1975, ISBN:0950400408 
ARCHER, J.F. A History of Staley, Radford & Co. Ltd. 1875-1975. (Chatham : W. & J. Mackay Limited, 1975). First Edition. Pp (4),1-374,(2),+ 2 folding plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With a Foreword by Harold Radford, Chairman and Managing Director. Cohen, The Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.306. “Born in the age of sail, in days when shipping could still offer adventure and discovery, Staley, Radford and Co. Ltd., continue in the shipping business, in the City of London. This history of one small Shipping Company's first century is more man just a tribute to the enterprise of the resolute men who founded it and who served it for ten decades. It is also a thread in the fabric of London's commercialhistory and the development of modern Tasmania, South Africa and other Tra ding partners of Great Britain. The book affords fascinating insights into such varied topics as the Victorian business office, with an all-male pen and ink staff, the special skills of stevedores loading wooden sailing ships, the changing patterns of cargo and of trade, and the traumatic impact of two world wars. Yet for all the inevitable differences between the Company in 1875 and in 1975, perhaps the most striking impression gained is the underlying continuity or approach, of conscientious, steadfast service, of trust and of reliability. Perhaps not surprising, in a Company that did not lose, until 1959, the services of a man who joined the firm in 1879, and where a lifetime with the Company was the normal pattern, rather man the exception. Undoubtedly a useful contribution to the commercial history of London,indeed to the history of commerce, the book is unusual in the immediacy an d vividness of the events and personalities recorded. This is not surprising, perhaps, in that although covering a century, the author joined the firmin 1921 and knew the founding generation personally. Small firms like Stal ey, Radford rarely reached the headlines, yet in their hundreds, they were the backbone of British commerce at the time when it dominated the world. In this book, Mr. Archer gives us a glimpse of the reasons for their past - and their continuing success.” - from the dj. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Harold Radford. 120.00

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16 ARCHER, J.F. History of Staley, Radford & Co. Ltd. 1875-1975.
W. & J. Mackay Limited, Chatham , 1975, ISBN:0950400408 
ARCHER, J.F. A History of Staley, Radford & Co. Ltd. 1875-1975. (Chatham : W. & J. Mackay Limited, 1975). First Edition. Pp (4),1-374,(2),+ 2 folding plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With a Foreword by Harold Radford, Chairman and Managing Director. Cohen, The Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.306. “Born in the age of sail, in days when shipping could still offer adventure and discovery, Staley, Radford and Co. Ltd., continue in the shipping business, in the City of London. This history of one small Shipping Company's first century is more man just a tribute to the enterprise of the resolute men who founded it and who served it for ten decades. It is also a thread in the fabric of London's commercialhistory and the development of modern Tasmania, South Africa and other Tra ding partners of Great Britain. The book affords fascinating insights into such varied topics as the Victorian business office, with an all-male pen and ink staff, the special skills of stevedores loading wooden sailing ships, the changing patterns of cargo and of trade, and the traumatic impact of two world wars. Yet for all the inevitable differences between the Company in 1875 and in 1975, perhaps the most striking impression gained is the underlying continuity or approach, of conscientious, steadfast service, of trust and of reliability. Perhaps not surprising, in a Company that did not lose, until 1959, the services of a man who joined the firm in 1879, and where a lifetime with the Company was the normal pattern, rather man the exception. Undoubtedly a useful contribution to the commercial history of London,indeed to the history of commerce, the book is unusual in the immediacy an d vividness of the events and personalities recorded. This is not surprising, perhaps, in that although covering a century, the author joined the firmin 1921 and knew the founding generation personally. Small firms like Stal ey, Radford rarely reached the headlines, yet in their hundreds, they were the backbone of British commerce at the time when it dominated the world. In this book, Mr. Archer gives us a glimpse of the reasons for their past - and their continuing success.” - from the dj (not present with this copy). . ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good. Signed without inscription by Harold Radford. 100.00

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17 ARKIN, A.J., K.P. MAGYAR, and G.J. PILLAY (eds.). Indian South Africans : A Contemporary Profile.
Owen Burgess Publishers, Pinetown, South Africa, 1989, ISBN:0947446117 
ARKIN, A.J., K.P. MAGYAR, and G.J. PILLAY (eds.). The Indian South Africans: A Contemporary Profile. (Pinetown, South Africa) : Owen Burgess Publishe rs, (1989). Pp [i]-x,1-330. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated blue glossy paper covered boards, lettered in white. Contents : 1. Historical perspectives (by Dr D Bagwandeen). 2. Demographic profile (by P Brijlal). 3. Economic structure (by A J Arkin). 4. Social development : Social transition (byDr R Ramphal) - Cultural politics (by Dr' K Moodley) - Education (by Dr M Naidoo) - Legal concerns (by R. Soni) - Commercial development (by L Konar). 5. Religious profile (by G J Pillay?, Dr T Naidoo, and S Dangor). 6. Political profile (by Dr K P Magyar). 7. Culltural perspective : Literature (byDr Y G Reddy) - Visual arts (by T H Matthews) - Music (by H Somaroo). 8. S ymposium: Facing the future (by the editors). Very good. 40.00

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18 ARMSTRONG, Warren Saltwater Tramp. no dj.
Jarrolds, 1944, 
ARMSTRONG, Warren. Saltwater Tramp. L: Jarrolds, (1944). Pp 148. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. As the title suggests, a seaman and journalist's reminscences of his slow boat journeys to New York, Buenos Aires, South Africa, and the Far East. Edges and ep specked, cloth rubbed, else vg. 45.00

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19 ASH, Christopher Whaler's Eye. First British Edition in dustjacket
George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1964, 
ASH, Christopher. Whaler's Eye. London : George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1964. First UK Printing. Pp. (10),[11]-136, + 48 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, navy cloth., silver titles to spine. "[Ash] spent almost twenty seasons whaling in the Antarctic Ocean or on the coast of South Africa. As Chief Chemist he knows the details of work in the factory where the whale becomes wealth; as a photographer he shows us the mixture of beauty and horror on the deck, and the excitement of the chase; as a lover of the whales which he saw killed he tells of their beauty in the water, their intelligence, and the wonderful complexity of their bodies; as a man he discusses the ethics of the slaughter. With a seaman's eye he sees for us the varying shapes of the Antarctic ice, and the myriad birds which he watched so often." - from the dust jacket. Contents: The Living Whale; The Fleet: Factory and Tankers; TheFleet: Freezing Ship, Ferries and Thule; The Fleet: Catchers and Buoy Boat s; Whales: Comparisons and Contrasts; Catching; Working Up; The Whale as Raw Material; Birds; The Whaling Season; Antarctic Ice; Spare Time; A Dialogue; Research; Photography on the Whaling Grounds. Very good in lightly spinenicked, unclipped dust jacket. 40.00

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20 Association of Mine Managers of South Africa) Papers and Discussions 1974-1975
Chamber of Mines of South Africa, 1977, ISBN:0620022876 
(Association of Mine Managers of South Africa). Papers and Discussions 1974-1975. N.pl.: Published by The Chamber of Mines of South Africa, 1977. Pp (4),[v]-viii,1-540. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : SHAFTS AND SHAFT SINKING : The Raising and hqmpping of No. 3 Shaftat Premier Transvaal Diamond Mining Co., Ltd. (by E.J.B. Sewel and S. McMu rray); Shaft Sinking at Boulby Mine, Cleveland Potash Ltd. (by Authors: J. V. Cleasby, et al); Notes on the Sliping of a 1,8sm Raise-borer hole into a6,096m Ventilation Shaft at Rustenburg Platinum Mines, Ltd. (Rustenburg Se ction) (by W.G. Forsdick). SHAFT PILLAR EXTRACTION : The Practical Application of Rock Mechanics in Partial Extraction of No, 2 Shaft Pillar at Harmony Gold Mining Co., Ltd. (by C.J. Isaac and J.C. Simms). TIMBERING AND SUPPORT OF WORKINGS : A New Type oi Stope Support to Improve Productivity in Shafts and Stopes (by J. Coetsee), DEVELOPMENT : The Holing of a Leg of an Ore-pass system into a Working Ore-pass (by W. M. E. Botes); The Sliping of a 1,22m Diameter Raise-borer Hole at Doornfontein G. M. Co., Ltd. (by R.K. Briggs); Long-hole Drilling of Ore-passes at Hartebeestfontein G. M. Co., Ltd. (by J. R. Garbutt); Mining an Inter-shaft Haulage at Welkom Gold Mine using Mechanised Drilling Jumbos (by RA,R, Kebble and J.,G. Taylor). STOPING :Sub-level Stoping of the EB Massive Reefs at Loraine Gold Mines, Ltd., No. 3 Shaft (by R.D.H. Bebb); Long-hole Drilling and Sub-level Stoping on Durb an Roodepoort Deep, Ltd. (by A. B. Cook); Stope Undercutting with the Aid of Hydraulic Props at Harmony Gold Mining Co., Ltd. (by J.C. Simms); The Diagonal Gully Stoping System Employed by Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Co., Ltd. (by G.L.H. Diering). EXPLOSIVES AND BLASTING : The Manulacture ol Ammonium Nitrate - Fuel Oil Mixture Explosives on Western Platinum, Ltd. (by A.A. Saffy and T.C. Meikeljohn). MECHANISATION : Mechanisation at BuffelsfonteinG. M. Co., Ltd., 1973/1974 (by B. P. Christos); Boxhole Boring 1 rials at West Driefontein G. M. Co., Ltd. (by R. C. Bertram and M,.A, Bridgeford). SAFETY AND HEALTH : The Cost of Accidents (by V.C. Robinson); The Application of Micro-climate Suits in Development Ends at Venterspost G. M. Co., Ltd.(by A..J.H. Pole); Safety Certificates for Boss Boys (by G. C. Krafft). UN DERGROUND FIRES : A Technical Note on the Use of a Bazooka in Fighting a Fire on Venterspost G. M. Co., Ltd. (by M.J. Koorts). JNDERGROUND WATER : An Automatic Service Water Control System (by T. B. Gouws). PRODUCTIVITY L A Review of Some Management Techniques Used in the Improvement of Productivityon Leslie Gold Mines Over the Past Ten Years (by E. Colier and D. O'Beirne ); The Hector System of Transporting Support Timber (by J. Coetsee and L. S. Halasz); Some Methods of Improving the Utilisation and Productivity of Black Labour on the Mines of Impala Platinum, Ltd. (by D..J. Miles). SUNDRY :The Recovery Operations at No. 4 Shaft, Bafokeng South Mine, Following the Breach of the No. 1 Tailings Dam (by D.J. Miles); Underground Stope Face P hotography as an Aid to Grade Control at Western Platinum, Ltd. (by A.A. Saffy). ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good. 30.00

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